Xigmatek Dark Knight vs Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Tags: Heatsinks Performance Overclocking Product Last response: November 3, 2010 12:43 PM in Overclocking Share sk-jb93 November 2, 2010 11:47:50 AM Im not wondering whats better in value but whats better in performance. More about : xigmatek dark knight noctua u12p se2 abully a b K Overclocking November 2, 2010 3:10:41 PM depends on your OC needs!!!!!! davcon a c 182 K Overclocking November 2, 2010 4:09:16 PM It would also depend on where you live. I've seen the Noctua for $39.99 Canadian in the last week. That would make it an easy choice. The Noctua is the superior cooler when comparing the two. However the Dark Knight is a good cooler. Related resources New Video Editing Build - AMD vs . Intel - Forum Best thermal paste application technique: Core i7 + Xiggy Dark Knight - Forum Heat sink/fan specifications - Forum Need help choosing a new CPU & Motherboard - Forum Wich cooler under 100$ and will it clear stuff on asus motherboard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sk-jb93 November 2, 2010 9:29:01 PM i live in darwin australia, and its pretty hot here. average temp during the day is 30-33C. the noctua costs 86 and the dark knight costs 58 (aussie dollars) sk-jb93 November 2, 2010 9:30:00 PM and im runnning a AMD phenom II x4 965, it probably wont be overclocked or unlocked Savag3Vim November 2, 2010 10:31:46 PM then save the money and use stock cooler lol sk-jb93 November 2, 2010 11:13:23 PM id rather be excessive and buy a cpu cooler than get fucked over and have to buy a new cpu due to my cpu melting Savag3Vim November 2, 2010 11:24:34 PM For a low price and good cooler. Get Coolermaster 212 plus. If you wanna splurge, get a noctua d14 or prolimatech megahalems. davcon a c 182 K Overclocking November 3, 2010 1:04:03 AM Yep! i'd have to agree the 212+ is a good option for the price. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler - $39.00 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Another good cooler is this Zalman. Zalman CNPS10X Performa - $45.00 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Both of these coolers are reasonably priced compared to N.A. cost and also have replaceable fans and the option of adding another fan. abully a b K Overclocking November 3, 2010 7:06:27 AM YUP........ if no OC but need a better cooler then hyper 212 plus is more than adequate.......... if your mobo has pwm control then great otherwise control the fan speed using speedfan............. sk-jb93 November 3, 2010 7:23:37 AM okay, but whats with all the elipseses :S abully a b K Overclocking November 3, 2010 7:46:24 AM u mean CIRCLES??? Savag3Vim November 3, 2010 12:43:02 PM Don't get a Zalman cnps10x performa unless your case has a ceiling exhaust as this cooler would be fitted vertically on an am3 board thus sucking air from the bottom and exhausting air upwards. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Antec 300, coolermaster 690 or aopen QF50D Forum USD $2500 - $3000 - Video Editing Computer (almost done) Forum Cooler/Fan Orientation Question Forum Is the i7 920 Stock Cooler good? Forum HDD and CPU Cooler Question Forum I7 vs Core 2 - Gaming PC - 1000 or less Forum CM Hyper 212+ vs Dark Rock Advanced? Forum Money vs speed - what would you do? Forum Gaming Rig: i7 vs Core duo set-ups Forum Venomous X vs h70 vs noctua NH-D14 Forum 1300$ build i7 920 Forum Idea for a first time i7 build, opinions or suggestions? Forum Are there pulsatile pumps? Forum Freezer 7 rev.2 vs Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Forum [Solved] Noctua nh-d14 normal temperatures? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !